scratchdisk/backup drive for newbie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mike789, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. mike789 macrumors member

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    I just bought an portable hard drive for my mac because the film program I'm getting into recommends getting our own to use as a scratch disk and to save our work when in the lab. When I connected it, time machine asked if i wanted to use it to back up my mac. So I want you're opinion/advice. As someone who won't be doing tons of work and saving huge files on the hard drive should I use it as both scratchdisk & backup? I don't really know how time machine works exactly but can't I partition the drive or something so that time machine can only use so much space?

    thanks
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    I would NOT recommend letting Time Machine utilize a drive that's being used for video editing.

    -DH
     
  3. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    i agree with DH

    buy a cheap 120GB USB drive for Time machine and get a FW800/7200 rpm drive for Video editing.

    HTH!
     
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